Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
. what john boehner issued a written statement after the president got up there and did his stevearino performance where oh, i'm not going to take away all greater thans, and people are afraid that somehow we're going to have massive gun control that takes away all their guns, a little rhetorical slights of hand. they're not going to take all their guns, but what guns are you going to take away? and on the debility ceiling, same deal. i do believe, even if a reporter happens to bring this up, that the president is not all that worried about it because he believes that the republicans have their backs up against the wall and frankly, he believes that they are no match for his razzle dazzle approach to politics. so far, at least, the republicans have not -- i don't believe, really risen to the occasion to expose, challenge, and offer a positive alternative. and i know they're trying, but issuing a written statement is not going to defeat the rhetorical skills of this president. >> steve: let's see what happens. in the meantime, let's talk about colin powell, former secretary of state. he
Jan 18, 2013 3:00am PST
. you're john boehner. how do you play your hand? >> i would negotiate. i've always been a big believer that you never give up. this is a lot of political stuff that's going on. every subject, everything is politicized and then there is the picker -- bickering going on and the finger pointing, but you got to always make an effort to bring people together and solve this problem. i think if i were him, i would work with the white house. >> brian: you think it's possible? you know it's not going well. >> i know. you can not give up because look, for the last four years, nothing got done in america. there is a lot of issues that need to be addressed. immigration reform, infrastructure, building high speed rail, getting rid of the deficit. education. we have to look at very carefully how do we stay competitive internationally with manufacturing and all this stuff? so there is a lot of issues that need to be addressed. we can't just freeze and say, it's hard to negotiate with the white house. everything is hard. when i sat there in sacramento, every single thing, you just wanted to build a ro
Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
solve this problem together and the we has to be inclusive and has to include john boehner and the house and the senate. we've got to get government to work well together and the president's the leader and he's got to provide the leadership to make it happen of the he didn't do that very well in his first term. >> steve: sure. it would be great to see four years of that. mr. card, i know you have been involved in five inaugurations. you've served for three different presidents starting with ronald reagan and then 41 and then 43 as well. today, while we watch what's going on on the west face of the capitol, at the white house, whole bunch of people are reenergized because a lot of people get new offices, new assignments. plain how that works -- explain how that works behind the scene. >> it's sort of like new year's day. you're all excited and you make all kinds of promises that you're going to lose weight and exercise and it's very exciting. people get to move into offices. they shuffle around, get new phone numbers, new business cards. take an oath of office to help the president do his
Jan 22, 2013 3:00am PST
don't know exactly what john boehner said to the president, but michelle obama appears to be rolling her eyes at that. >> brian: he's shaking it off like i cannot believe he's doing it again. >> gretchen: looks like bainer and obama are laughing about t. hey, you're going to listen to me about the debt ceiling discussion this time? let us know what you think they were actually talking about that would make them laugh and michelle obama give the eye roll. let us know. you can twitter us or e-mail us. >> brian: we'll find out what happened because as you mentioned, the president seemed to be okay with it. >> steve: maybe he didn't see it. they were just talking about something -- we don't know. >> brian: we'll get the speaker on. >> steve: that would be nice. let's make some phone calls. in the meantime, 25 minutes before the top of the hour on this tuesday. it may be the worst arctic storm the midwest has seen in years, they're saying. it triggered a pileup in cincinnati, ohio, involving 86 cars. for more on this bitter cold weather, check in with maria molina. we got the jet stream.